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million in contracts that have been tied to hurricane sandy that surpassed what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011. off the sandy spending included floating shelters, emergency supplies. the cause for new york state alone is about $33 billion. federal contract spending related to a sandy does not come close to the amount spent in the work week of hurricane medicare patients have save $5 billion on prescription drugs since passage of the health-care overhaul two years ago. the savings are a continuation of the 2010 health care laws attempt to close the door on the whole or the prescription drug expenses that can wants medicare runs out. the budget office announced an added benefit. cheaper drugs means more people taking their medication and reducing long-term medical costs. >> schools for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. five states will announce today their adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all tak
through new year's. >> a hospital is set to reopen today after it was forced to close because of sandy. 300 had to be evacuated from the medical center at the time of the storm. the hospital received $150 million in federal aid. some outpatient services have already been back in operation since last month. >>> and a vigil was held for two new york firefighters shot to death on monday night. dozens of people turned out in the community of webster new york. they braved frigid temperatures to take part in the memorial. the suspect set his house on fire and then started shooting at random before killing himself. two others were hurt and are still in the hospital. >>> former president george hw bush is in guarded condition at the hospital this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can
whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. the senate has passed a relief package, republicans argued the bill included to much money for unrelated aid projects. it struck in late october. it killed more than 250 people in seven different countries. the relief bill goes to the house and it's still unclear if the gop is going to vote on that or push for something else. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency said it's responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who have been forced out of their homes. the agency said they were the most challenging. the aftermath prompted the biggest response in five-years. >> you heard of the fiscal cliff but what about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year and that's because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers don't extend the bill it reverts to a 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of old formulas used to set the price a gallon of milk could jump to six
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
at sandy hook. >> i a man is using the internet to counter the nra's controversiall plan to stop gun violence. the leadership said it wants armed officers at every united states school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the 31-year-old facebook engineer has a different idea. he is behind a petition on change.org asking the cdc to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san fra
tried to ban it and also the response to super storm sandy. what residents are saying about the help from fema... >> stormtracker 4, light scattered rainfall but the heaviest is yet to come. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. life at the edge of a sinkhole: >> you just feel so bad ... because of everything you've built up >> we will take you live to lafayette, where a neighborhood threat is expanding as a new storm approaches. it a race against the clock and the weather.... as crews struggle to repair a massive sinkhole in lafayette! a collapsed storm drain created the hole on sunday. workers say, before they can repair the drain and fill the sinkhole.. the damaged pipe needs to be dug out and removed. that is w
a stand against gun violence. >> demon straighters held signs for those 26 lost at the sandy hook elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. the
to hurricane sandy. that amount surpasses what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011 and killed at least 45 people. from the your governor estimates the total cost of the storm to new york state is $33 billion. federal contracts spending related to sandy so far did not come close to the estimated $19.6 billion spent on hurricane katrina. >> 28 days until the fiscal cliff that will kick in if congress does not act. president obama and republicans seem to be playing a game of political chicken right now. the president's proposal as 1.6 trillion in hired taxers over the next couple of years. he proposes a tax cuts and stimulating spending to stimulate the economy. the two sides may try to come together. waiting for a chance to dry out here. a lot of clouds and traffic. 50 degrees in san francisco and a high in the upper 50s. >> watching flood levels this morning on bay area rivers as many are staying in their banks. we did have some flooding. the napa river reached flood stage yesterday afternoon. mayor to clean up in lafayette with the sinkhole and excavator is
,000 roughly this month. a bad number but hurricane sandy took people often employed like. let us talk about red flags. >> net flics they have a deal with disney seven months after disney movies are out of theaters they will be on net flicks. that would not start to 2016. if you have children you are thrilled. obviously you could put your kids and from that they watch disney movies all day long. >> it is expensive big win for net flicks. stars and dumped a net flics earlier this year that is part of the reason why next talks fell apart. they will get to watch disney films on that flicks this is a good win because this is the first time they ever got first on the move is a head of hbo and showtime. >> sadly the first thing that popped in my head was with net flics be around in 2016. >> they might be a division of someone else. it is a good company a good product but not very probable. >> we will check back with winners and losers on wall street coming up the 9:15 a.m.. will take a quick break at 6:53. here is a live look for our walnut creek camera you see the wet road ways that is 68 as traf
of superstar on sandy mastercard adviser and wells fargo reports spending by holiday shoppers trump said the impact on small businesses in november. >> the report says shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in november than they did last year. total u.s. retail sales increased 4.5% of the net same time. >> red box is looking to challenge to red envelope guys. >> red box, the ddt kiosk co. is launching a movie screening service to challenge net flicks. the news service will offer an unlimited streaming video plan that includes movies from warner brothers, and epix along with four night of dvd rentals, for $8 a month. the service will not include tv shows when it launches on an invitation only base by the end of the year. >> we will take a break is 5:11 a.m.. here is a live look at the bay bridge for tick traffic is moving well at the toll plaza and the ground is not terribly wet although we have scattered showers. we will get a full report with erica coming up on the =dj welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. >> new this morning. the first section of a spire that will ride a
to replace cars and trucks damaged by hurricane sandy boosting car sales. the sales jumped 14% compared to the same time last year. ford reports at 7:00 this morning gm reports an hour later. among foreign car makers analysts expect honda to see a sales increase of 33%. they also believe volkswagen will see a 25% jump in sales. which will boost it past its sales for the whole year. >>> it's one of the stories you are talking about. what happened with a dolphin at sea world. you have to see what happened to this little girl. now there is a demand that sea world make changes. >>> plus new information on the cat and mouse game silicon valley millionaire mcafee is playing with police in central america. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. if you haven't seen it pretty surpris
assisting hurricane sandy victims has come back here to help even as mr. rain approaches. and the city secret eyewitness san francisco has new crime fighting tool and you are in vaited to take part. what was this guy doing? those stories and more coming up on 7 news at 11:00 over on channel 7. hope you can join us then. raider fans showing us the team pride as we move cholesterol tore raider day on abc 7 this morning. that's national syndicated radio host jt the britton the far right with members of the raider nation. raiders day begins tomorrow. special pre-game edition of news at 6:30 and really get going thursday with sports director larry hosting special raider pre-game show that storts at 4. raiders great kennedy and woodson join him for that at 5. coverage of the denver oakland game begins live from the calcium once the game ends larry lincoln and rod return with after the game. kind of big day for us on abc 7. a lot of fun to see on air playing football 8. lot of larry in there. he's very gi heard. >> royalty. l highlights so far perfect off season for the giants and
sandy hook students and family members were guests at the new york giants game. the newtown group lined up on the field and cheered as players were introduced. the team said it wanted to do something to raise the spirits of their special guests. the defending super bowl champ routed them 42-7 but the giants were eliminated from the playoff chase when the bears outlasted detroit. >>> a lot of people are counting down the hours until they can get a prime viewing location. talking about the rose parade. it atracks almost a million people to pasadena for a firsthand look at the beautiful vote floats, the bands, the horses, and everything else. but you're not allowed to stake out a spot until noon today. then you have to stay put right there until the parade begins add 8:00 tomorrow morning. now after the parade, you've got the granddaddy of all the bowl games the rose bowl. stanford players are getting ready to take on the wisconsin badgers tomorrow. this by the way is stanford's first rose bowl game since 2000. when it also played wisconsin and they lost 17-9. this year the cardinal is fav
.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of six-year-old noah pozner. no a's uncle says he is disgusted someone would do this. >> my nieces and i think of these scammers they are stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. >> the fbi says four days after the school shooting all of the money was refunded to donors. alba the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail. >>> residents in san francisco won't have to go very far to get rid of their christmas trees. the curb side collection will start next week. the annual christmas tree program -- officials say trees should be stripped of decorations and placed on the curb. >>> the paramedics that helped deliver a baby on the side of a road say it was a wonderful experience. it started about 3:00 in the morning on christmas day.
, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international flights. >> lindsey lohan and the irs? >> yes, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bottles of vodka per day. >> and this question is what we do with my ol
aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by super storm sandy has faded. weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with a modest hiring. the labor department says applications drop 25,000 last week off to a seasonally adjusted 370,000. >> this will last until the work week and as for tomorrow will have morning fall. it will be dry and warmer into the we can take it a look at the fog he does see pretty widespread and that it will stay over much of the bay area until 10:00 a.m.. into the evening it will start to build along the east bay shore and your inland valley areas. it is a warm start for the morning as 53 degrees. upper 40's for daly city's and it is already on upper 40's for a sunnyvale. for those of you head in out the door you will still be sitting in the '50s and it will not be until the late morning that we will see the 60's. for those of you who are heading out this evening the temperatures will drop to the low 50s that is indicated by the blue on your screen. >> it will be low 60's for the east bay shore and inland valley area. upper
and delays in october. much of that is thanks to hurricane sandy that disrupted air travel lull with the skulls. airlines had 80 percent of their flights arrived on time in october. that's down 5% from october 2011. airlines canceled almost 3% of their flights compared to a 0.8% in october 2011. the cancellation rate was the highest for any october in the past 17 years. >> let's take a look is storm tracker 4 we're just thinking of light showers or around the bay. highway 4 over will pass is indicating light rain. it is not writing any more at the san mateo bridge but you will encounter showers for the 880 corridor. this is stating that we will have showers and i do what to let you know how much rain is currently falling per hour. it looks like a big amount. almost to tens of an inch an hour. this religious depends on where you are located and as we take a look exactly what this is expected to move on it will hit mountain view. >> it will not start until prodded the next few minutes so this is something that we will continue to monitor. the wider view shows that most of the show
that the player involved is belcher. >>> we are getting a closer look at the damage sandy caused at new york's liberty island. the statue is designed to sway in the wind and wasn't damaged but there was four to eight feet of flooding the night of the storm which did cause problems to the structure. the basement of ellis island flooded. >> let's head over to rosemary who is watching the break in the weather we are experiencing. >> new tomorrow tomorrow. it'll really becoming down. the sca of scattered showers winding down, mainly dry, mostly cloudy saturday. vallejo, concord, san rafael, richmond, slide south just a little bit. down into san francisco, daly city, oakland, a few scattered showers in and around concord, walnut creek, maybe a few hit or miss your way. this we are pretty much rid of by tonight. the light rain will be back. tomorrow morning it's really going to hit us by about five over the north bay. 7:00 it slides across the bay. we are all getting wet, heavier rain into nine for the central and south bay. by one, two it's out of here and we are looking at pretty dry condition
of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by superstar sandy has faded quickly. >> applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring. >> dozens of same-sex couples in washington state are trying the best as tying the knot today just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage takes effect. last month nearly 54 percent of voters passed a referendum 74 approving same-sex marriage. >> thank you we're taking it live you from our mount tam cam. we are dealing with fog in that area but he up to widespread low clouds. partly sunny conditions in the afternoon. the drying trend kicking in today and partly cloudy inkle this evening. storm tracker for showing us how widespread the cloud cover is. we're seeing some breaks of sunshine but we will do with a lot of cloud cover and fall in the 10:00 a.m. hour. into the evening it will start to push into the east bayshore off finland valley as well as portions of the south bay. as for your temperatures it has not been to chilly of a start. 52 in santa rosa as well as the bottle. 54 in a vallejo
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